Approved | | Drama, War
A Naval officer, reprimanded after Pearl Harbor, is later promoted to Rear Admiral and gets a second chance to prove himself against the Japanese.
Many of the non-military costumes and hairstyles worn by the women throughout the film were contemporary to the mid 1960s period, during which the film was made, rather than of the early 1940s. This is particularly noticeable at the dance scene which opens it. Many of the extras in it were, in fact, active duty officers and their spouses assigned to various commands in Oahu.
Sir, I can't put up all of my men unless we get at least five more transports.
Rear Admiral Rock Torrey: Well, aren't there any more R4D's on Tulabonne?
Col. Gregory: Yes, but they're held in reserve.
Captain Paul Eddington: Reserve! What... for?
Col. Gregory: That's the way Admiral Broderick has things organized.
Captain Paul Eddington: What happens if ...
(01:53:20) When Dorne and Eddington break away from the beach party she goes over a short rise in the beach, as he pursues her and calls out to her, "Hey Dorn!", you can see a boom mic's shadow in the sand.
Videotape version is shorter than theatrical version televised on A&E. Battle footage at end of film shorter on video.